UW In Contention To Advance From NCAA Regional
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Washington women's golf team remains in contention to advance to the 2022 NCAA National Championships, as the Huskies head into the final day at the Ann Arbor Regional in fifth place after two rounds of play at the University of Michigan Golf Course.
The Huskies are in fifth place in the 12-team regional, needing to reach the top four by the end of Wednesday's round three to earn a spot in the 24-team NCAA Championships, May 20-25, at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Huskies were 21-over as a team on Tuesday, finishing the round with a team score of 305. Coupled with Monday's 293, the UW's two-day total of 30-over 598 is good for fifth place, four shots back of host Michigan. Top-seeded San Jose State and second-seed Virginia moved from a tie for fourth place into the top two spots. Virginia (7-over) leads the tournament, three shots ahead of SJSU (10-over) and seven in front of Arkansas (14-over). The four lowest scoring teams from each of six regionals advance to the nationals.
"I'm frustrated with the score and really pleased with the effort at the same time," said Mary Lou Mulflur. "We have got to come out strong tomorrow and be committed to our process. I am confident in their abilities; we just need it all to come together for us at the same time."
Conditions on Tuesday were such that just two of 12 teams scored better than the previous day, and, at the completion of round two, only two individuals were under par for the tournament.
Jamie Hsieh led the Huskies on Tuesday, shooting a 4-over 75 on the par-71 course. At 7-over for the tournament, she's tied for 23rd overall. Just ahead of her on the leaderboard is teammate Stefanie Deng, who carded a 7-over 78 on Tuesday and his 6-over for the tournament, placing her in a tie for 21st.
Brittany Kwon and Camille Boyd were both 5-over on Tuesday. After two rounds, they're both tied for 38th overall, at 11-over par. Kennedy Knox is tied for 30th, having shot an 8-over round on Tuesday, making her 9-over par overall.
On Wednesday, the Huskies will begin the final round of the regional in the first groups to tee off of hole No. 1. Washington's tee times, paired with golfers from Michigan and Ohio State, will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET, and run through 8:44 a.m. ET.
Washington will tee off with the leaders Tuesday in round two, beginning at 9:06 a.m. Eastern Time.